Fragmentation of Science, International Environmental Law, and International Institutions

  • Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou


The design and promulgation of International Environmental Law take place under the general principles of Public International Law, which was created during an ecologically innocent era. These principles, in combination with the existing weak international environmental governance institutions, restrain the bodies of international institutions from taking successful, collective steps to protect our global environment. As a result, environmental legislation is being created in the most unsystematic, fragmented way, with a state-specific or issue-specific perspective., International environmental laws that regulate and affect the earth’s ecosystems are not based on the logic of interdependence among the natural ecosystems and do not take into account inputs and outputs of both natural and social systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou
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  1. 1.European Institute of Law, Science and TechnologyAthensGreece

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